Vote for us - Selco Stars 

Selco Stars initiative has donated to 12 community groups around the UK who needed materials for repairs and improvements to their facilities. Now one of these groups will win a £5,000 jackpot which could completely transform the help they can provide in their local community.  
Learning to Work are one of the 12 finalists and we need your public vote in the Selco Stars competition, if successful we will use the money to help school children through a qualification called Volunteer Passport. 
The Volunteer Passport is carried out through schools and sees children produce a portfolio of work, including going out to volunteer in the local community. 
“It’s an important step in helping the next generation into work and, if we are lucky enough to win the public vote, we can extend the number of children which benefit from this scheme thanks to Selco.” Rachael Burt CEO Learning to Work 
Carine Jessamine, marketing director at Selco, added: “We were inundated with applicants from a host of good causes with outstanding credentials so Learning to Work has done extremely well to be shortlisted. “It does excellent work in the community and hopefully the whole of Slough will get behind the charity in its quest to win an amount of money which would make a huge difference to the work it does.” 
Take a look at our Video and Press Release 
You can vote here 

Happy 25th Anniversary Learning to Work  

We are delighted to be celebrating our 25th anniversary this week. 
Established in 1994, the organisation has been linking businesses with education to help prepare young people for the world of work across Berkshire and surrounding areas for quarter of a century. Each year we work with over 18,000 young people on a variety of activities including Work Experience, Business Insight Days, Careers & Apprenticeship Events and Inter-school Competitions, as well as support for Special Needs and students struggling with mainstream. 
“We’re so excited to be celebrating 25 years of helping young people in Berkshire. Our crucial work would not be possible without the fantastic support of our business partners. The secret to our success is making sure our activities are impactful, relevant and a win - win, for both the young people and the businesses!” Rachael Burt, CEO. 

Please take a look at our latest vacancies  

Do you want to support and develop young people? Do you enjoy creating new events, activities and opportunities? Are you passionate about making a difference? Then we would love to hear from you. 

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2018 

We are thrilled to announce that Learning to Work was runner-up in the Thames Valley Chamber Education and Business Partnership Award. Congratuations to New College Swindon who was Winner of the award. 
Well done to eveyone who was nominated. 

Berkshire employers are looking for people like you  

We are pleased to be a delivery partner for the Berkshire wide initiative WOOP (Worlds of Opportunity) focusing on opportunities within the STEM sector. 
In collaboration with Adviza we are delivering a number of events over the coming months to help increase awareness and raise the profile of the many opportunities that exist in within Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Between March 2017 and July 2018 in excess of 6,000 people were introduced to Berkshire’s World of Opportunity and this number will continue to grow with new events happening all the time. 
To find out more about the programme visit the WOOP website or take a look at our “Get Involved” page where you will find details of forthcoming events and how to register. 
What We Do 
Learning to Work is a local charity working for the benefit of local young people, schools, colleges and businesses. Learning to Work creates high impact activities with local employers to inspire young people, educate them about opportunities and give them the skills they need to be successful. 
Work Experience 
Various Schools and dates 
Provide a young person with work experience 
1 or 2 weeks each time. 
Work Ready Conferences 
Various Schools and dates 
Summer 2019 
Business volunteers required to assist with workshops, Q&A session, speed networking and CV workshops. 
Business Insight Days 
Various Schools and dates 
Summer 2019 
Businesss to host 30 students for a Business Insight Day, facilitated by Learning to Work. An ideal opportunity to make a difference via employer engagement to our future workforce. 
Interview Days 
Various Schools and dates 
Summer 2019 
Business Volunteers required to conduct 1-2-1 interviews. Comprises 30 minute sessions (20 mins Interview/10 minutes feedback). 
Mini Vans 
Various Schools and dates 
Summer 2019 
Business volunteers required to mentor young people. Useful to have a knowledge of marketing, selling, project management. 
CV Workshops 
Various Schools and dates 
Summer 2019 
Business Volunteers required to conduct 1-2-1 interviews. Comprises 30 minute sessions (20 mins Interview/10 minutes feedback).  
Future Focus 
Various Schools and dates 
Summer 2019 
Speakers required to talk about their role and career pathway / take questions from students. Specific careers streams will be identified via the careers and information guidance process. 

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